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Expert in Soil Chemistry

Expert ID: 731295 New Hampshire, USA

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Expert has 30 years experience in teaching, research, and guiding graduate students. His Soil Chemistry course attracted students from a variety of disciplines. The majority of Expert's research has been oriented toward soil impacts on environmental problems, and in most cases the soil has been found to have an ameliorative effect on the problem studied. He has investigated the ability off soil to remove toxic heavy metals from solution as well as the impact of organic compounds on these reactions. In the process of his research Expert suggested alternate methods to study the problem and did some of the initial research on the methods.

A company having problems with corrosion and leaking of under floor pipes. Expert was asked to address the problem. It was found that the cause was that the soil oxidation/reduction equilibrium was range conducive to corrosion.An aircraft engine builder was told by the state that their waste containing potentially toxic heave metals had to be placed in a dump which would allow no leakage for 100 years. ExpertHarter was asked to help with design.A government laboratory requested consultation and a guest lecture on probable rate of radioisotope diffusion from a burial site.A company asked ExpertHarter to help characterize fly ash leachate.Prepared a summary of engineering applications and related properties of Bentonite clay for a company selling this material.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Fall River, Massachusetts - Lynn, Massachusetts - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: PhD Subject: Soil Chemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1962 Degree: M.S. Subject: Soil Chemistry Institution: The Ohio State University
Year: 1961 Degree: B.S. Agriculture Subject: Agronomy/soils Institution: The Ohio State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1969 to 1999 Employer: University of New Hampshire Title: Professor Department: Department on Natural Resources Responsibilities: He taught a senior/graduate level course in Soil Chemistry as well as a variety of other soil and environment courses as needed. His research was dominated by soil-heavy metal reactions.
Years: 1968 to 1969 Employer: New York University Title: Associate Research Scientist Department: Department of Biology Responsibilities: He conducted research on clay protein (enzyme) sorption reactions.
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Title: Assistant Soil Scientist Department: Soil and Water Department Responsibilities: His research at CAES was primarily oriented toward the impact of sediment phosphate in the lake eutrophication process.
Years: 1962 to 1966 Employer: Purdue University Title: Teaching Assistant Department: Agronomy Department Responsibilities: He Taught Introductory Soil Science, both lectures and labs. His dissertation research was on the sorption of pesticides by clay.
Years: 1961 to 1962 Employer: The Ohio State University Title: Research Fellow Department: Agronomy Department Responsibilities: His M.S. thesis research was on the chemistry of Magee Marsh soils and the effect on plants growing in the marsh.
Years: 1957 to 1961 Employer: The Ohio State University Title: Student assistant Department: Agronomy Department Responsibilities: During his four years undergraduate career he worked half time in the Ohio Soil Survey Laboratory, helping to characterize the chemistry of soils being identified.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1995 to 1999 Agency: USDA Role: consultant Description: Helped to evaluate research project Proposals
Years: 1984 to 1984 Agency: EPA Role: co-author Description: Helped to prepare a protocol for Acid Deposition Monitoring for Snowfall and Snowpack, and write a Critical Assessment Review Paper (two day workshop)

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to 1984 Country / Region: The Netherlands Summary: He was on sabbatical leave from the University of New Hampshire. His time was spent in research, writing, and study.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He was on sabbatical leave from the University of New Hampshire. His time was spent in research, writing and study.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
Awards / Recognition
Fellow, Soil Science Society of America
Publications and Patents Summary
He is author or co-author of 33 refereed articles in scientific journals and 30 miscellaneous other reports, books, or chapters in books.

Fields of Expertise

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